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vervain

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noun ver·vain \ˈvər-ˌvān\

Definition of vervain

  1. :  any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the vervain family) of chiefly American plants having bracted spicate flowers, a corolla with a 5-lobed limb, and a fruit that separates into four nutlets



Origin of vervain

Middle English verveine, from Anglo-French, from Latin verbena leafy branch; akin to Latin verber rod, Lithuanian virbas, and perhaps to Greek rhabdos rod


First Known Use: 14th century


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vervain

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noun ver·vain \ˈvər-ˌvān\

Medical Definition of vervain

  1. :  any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the vervain family) of plants including several (as V. hastata) formerly used as medicinal herbs




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